16th Dhul Hijjah Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History Sultan Nurud Deen Zangi (RA)
Sultan Nurud Deen Zangi (RA) was born on the 17th of Shawwaal 511 A.H. He was a pious man who was often engaged in Ibaadah. He succeeded his father, Imaadud Deen Zangi, as the king of Shaam and opened up Madrasahs in all the major centres. He showed great respect for the Ulema and men of knowledge and also spent a lot in Sadaqah. When his wife once complained of having too little, he gave her his three shops, which yielded only twenty Dinaars a year. When she said that this was still too little, he told her, “This is all I possess. Everything else you see with me is the property of the public. I am just their treasurer and do not want to go to Jahannam by misappropriating this trust for your sake.” His greatest desire was to conquer Baytul Muqaddas, but he did not realise this dream. He passed away in the year 569 A.H. and it was his general Salahud Deen Ayyubi (RA) who conquered Baytul Muqaddas in the year 583 A.H. The historian Ibn Atheer (RA) writes that after the Khulafaa Raashideen and Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul Azeez (RA), he has no knowledge of a personality better and more just than Sultan Nurud Deen Zangi (RA).
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Curing a child who could not talk
When Rasulullaah (SAW) was returning after pelting the Jamara Aqaba during the Hajj, a woman brought a child to Hadhrat Moulana saying, “O Rasulullaah (SAW)! My child has been afflicted with a disease because of which he is unable to speak.” Rasulullaah (SAW) then asked for a dish of water, washed both his hands, gargled his mouth and then handed it to the woman saying, “Keep giving him the water to drink, sprinkling some upon him and making Du’aa that Allaah cures him.” Hadhrat Ummu Jundub r says that when she met the woman a year later and asked her about the child, she replied, “He is well and has a level of understanding that even some adults do not have.”

[Ibn Maajah 3532]

(3) A Fardh Paying the labourer in full
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that amongst the three persons whom he shall contest on the Day of Qiyaamah will be the person who employed a labourer, extracted the full labour due from him and then failed to pay him in full.

[Ibn Maajah 2442, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

It is Waajib (compulsory) to pay the employee in full.

(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa for beneficial knowledge
Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) used to recite the following Du’aa:


اَللّٰهُمَّ انْفَعْنِيْ بِمَا عَلَّمْتَنِيْ وَعَلِّمْنِيْ مَا يَنْفَعُنِيْ وَزِدْ نِيْ عِلْمًا

TRANSLATION: O Allaah! Grant me the full benefit of the knowledge you gave me, teach me beneficial knowledge, and increase my knowledge.”

[Tirmidhi 3599]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Raising an orphan
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The best Muslim household is that which has an orphan and which treats him well. The worst Muslim household is that which has an orphan and which treats him badly.”                                           [Ibn Maajah 3679, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
(6) A Sin Miserliness
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Those who are miserly with what Allaah has given them from His bounty (especially miserly in spending for Jihaad) should never think that this (miserliness) is best for them. Indeed it is worse for them. That (wealth, etc) with which they are miserly shall soon be tied to their necks (like a yoke) on the Day of Judgement. To Allaah belongs the inheritance of the heavens and the earth (because everything will be left entirely to Him when Qiyaamah takes place) and Allaah is Informed of what you do (and will compensate you for whatever you spend for His pleasure)”.

[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 180]

(7) This World The things of this world are transitory
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Whatever you have been granted (in this world) are the assets and adornments of this worldly life (which you will have with you only for a short while). (However,) That (the rewards for your good deeds) which is with Allaah is better and everlasting. Do you not understand (that it is foolish to cling on to something temporary at the expense of losing something everlasting)?

[Surah Qasas, verse 60]

(8) The Aakhirah How the grave treats the Mu’min
Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that when a Mu’min is laid into the grave, it says to him, “Blessed is your arrival! From all the people walking on earth, I liked you the best. Now that you have been made over to me, you will see how well I treat you.” The grave will then expand for him and a door to Jannah will be opened up for him.

[Tirmidhi 2460, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Treating a weak heart
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Use oranges because it strengthens the heart.”

[Kanzul Ummaal 28253]

Muhadditheen state that orange juice cleanses the stomach, effectively stops nausea and vomiting, and increases the appetite.

(10) Advice from

Rasulullaah (SAW)

Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person is given a gift, he should give something he has with him in exchange. If he has nothing to give, he should praise the person (in gratitude) because whoever does this has shown gratitude and whoever does not has been ungrateful.”

[Abu Dawood 4813, from Hadhrat Jaabir (RA) ]

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